Mobile World Congress Shanghai was even bigger and brasher than CES Asia a couple of weeks before. Naturally, there was a much stronger focus on the latest and greatest smart phones at the show, but overall the main themes were pretty much the same. Yes, AI and AR are about to take over the world as the industry packs yet more hot new applications and features into their devices to fuel the upgrade cycle.
For the VIA Edge AI Developer Kit, we have carefully selected and tested all its hardware components to ensure fast and easy assembly as well as the highest levels of quality, reliability, and performance.
If you’re attending the Embedded Vision Summit 2018 in Santa Clara this week, please feel free to stop by and see us at booth number 609. We will have all our latest Computer Vision solutions on display, including the VIA Smart Facial Recognition System, the VIA Mobile360 License Plate Recognition System, and VIA Mobile360 ADAS.
As the wonderful Stacey Higginbottom pointed out in a recent article on her excellent blog, it can be all too easy for startups to underestimate the challenges involved in bringing a home security camera or IoT device to market.
Here’s a photo of the latest VPai Home models that we displayed at the Hong Kong Consumer Electronics Fair last week. In addition to the VPai Home Smart Security IP Camera that we announced at CES in January, they included our new smart doorbell and panoramic IP camera. Ten of our partners demonstrated the devices at their booths, attracting an enthusiastic response from visitors to the show.
With ISC West just over a week away, we’re making the final preparations for the show. At the VIA booth, we will be demonstrating the latest additions to our growing family of AI-driven edge computing systems for in-vehicle, building, and home security applications.
Whenever I first see the specs for a new edge computing system it never ceases to surprise me how much support we provide for legacy I/O standards like RS-232 that have long disappeared from the PC form factor.
I’m heading off to China today for a whistle-stop tour of Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenzhen for our company’s Chinese New Year parties known as “weiya”. There was a time when I used to enjoy knocking back cups of Maotaijiu (white spirit) as part of the celebrations, but these days I’m a lot more restrained. My body simply doesn’t have the powers of recovery that it once had.
My first overseas trip of the year – to the crisp cold of Beijing rather than the pouring rain of Las Vegas. This is the view from my apartment this morning. It’s always a great pleasure, not to mention a huge relief, to see clear blue skies over the city. A perfect winter’s day is promised.
We have enjoyed considerable growth with our family of VPai turnkey solutions for 360-degree cameras that we launched last year. Our customers have found it a fast and efficient way of testing out this new market with minimal product development times and costs.